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Installing and modifying Debian GNU/Linux on tablet computer

Mar. 9, 2020 -

For some years now I use a tablet as main computer, I like its versatility. But, most tablets come with a locked down operating system, like iPadOS, Windows 10S or Android. As I like things my own (weird) way, I wondered if I could escape these "software jails" by installing a free operating system on a tablet. It's possible, read along to find out how I escaped!

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You can use another computer to create a bootable USB stick, I used my ThinkPad X1
You can use another computer to create a bootable USB stick, I used my ThinkPad X1
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
Debian GNU/Linux - The universal operating system
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
The 'onboard' virtual keyboard
Compiling my customised Linux kernel
Compiling my customised Linux kernel
Using the customised Surface Go (right) for programming, similar to how I work using an iPad Pro (left)
Using the customised Surface Go (right) for programming, similar to how I work using an iPad Pro (left)
Using the customised operating system on tablet to create content for this blog
Using the customised operating system on tablet to create content for this blog

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